PTSD but in review?
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Hi folks,

I have a class 2 certificate with PTSD that was issued but then put in review (maybe because I have VA benefits for it?).  The FAA sent me the boiler plate information request for PTSD copied out of the AME guidelines.  I am over four years out from symptoms, treatment, or medication.  The psychologist at the VA is drafting a letter stating such, to include important notes such as no suicidal or homicidal ideation, and no comorbid psychiatric conditions.  Anyone know if this letter from the VA plus a letter from me stating that as well might suffice?  Or should I expect to send my VA treatment notes, airman statement, C&P, etc?  Looking at saving some time when my AME and the VA both believe my condition meets the criteria for an AME to issue a certificate for PTSD.  Thanks in advance.

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@Mark Gerasimas
Did your AME compete the PTSD Decision Tool? Were all the answers “no”?

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@Ronald Levy
I believe so but I do not have a copy of it.

I can vouch that the answers are all “no” to the quantifiable ones like treatment, suicide, meds, etc.  I can’t speak to the subjective questions placed to the AME like concerns, but based on his reaction to me being in review, I would suppose he answered “no”.

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@Mark Gerasimas
Were all of these items submitted?

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@Ronald Levy
By these items are you talking about row B Such as Airman Statement, current evaluation, etc?  My original question is in reference to that.  The way I understand the guideline, I shouldn’t need to submit the documents on the boiler plate request for information since I haven’t had symptoms in over two years or treatment in over two years.

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@Mark Gerasimas
Yes, I was talking about Row B.  I should think that's what they're looking for.  Obviously, you can't send them treatment information for the last two years if you haven't had any in four, but you'd probably want your personal statement to cover what it says in Row B item 1 under airman's personal statement.  And make sure the VA doc addresses all the items in Row B item 2.

That said, you DID get issued and the FAA did NOT cancel it, so right now you're good unless something changes.  If the FAA was really concerned by what they've seen, they'd have revoked/suspended the medical, but they didn't.